I had been tossing and turning all night and it wasn’t just my running wounds that were keeping me awake. I had been playing with the insane idea of doing another triathlon, and not just any tri, but a half Ironman. Part of me (the sensible part) kept saying you don’t have to, you’ve already done it, no need to prove yourself, think of all the training you’ll have to do through winter, remember those horrible swim starts……Then the illogical, sometimes silly, totally mad part of me (the part that really should be committed) would pipe up and say, time to push the boundaries, get out of your comfort zone, maybe you could do another Ironman, you can do this……..
And as a couple of people will attest, I asked for advice as to whether it was possible to train for a half Ironman in 6 months from no swimming or cycling base………..and goddam, they said yes! What’s a girl to do?! After thinking about it a bit more today, I finally came to the conclusion this evening that now is as good a time as any, and all going to plan, maybe, just maybe, I might aim for the Ironman again next year. There must be one more in me! And there is only one way to find out. So JFDI!
And also I won’t be alone. I have friends doing this event as well. And girls (& guys), we’re gonna rock Port Macquarie!
Two more sleeps and I’m heading off to WA to spectate at the Busselton half Ironman so that should get me in the right frame of mind. Because when I get back, its training time!
And yes, I did do run #154 this morning – a 10km easy run.